Normandy: between history and leisure!
Family vacations in Calvados near Caen
Whether you are looking for your second home or simply want to rent a mobile home for your vacations, our 2 campsites on the Normandy coast await you. Both located near the beaches of the Côte de Nacre, you will appreciate their location and the many activities to do in the area, with family or friends. Water sports, hiking, beaches, bike rides, museums, historical monuments are to be discovered. In Ouistreham Riva-Bella, a town at the heart of the history of the 1944 D-Day landings, and in Lion-sur-Mer, a small coastal village bordering magnificent cliffs, it’s a great place to spend a weekend, a short stay or even a few weeks of vacation.
Sport and well-being in Ouistreham Riva-Bella
On vacation at Les Prairies de la Mer, you will have a choice of leisure activities: nature lovers can go for a walk at the Pointe du Siège, which is home to more than 270 species of animals and a remarkable fauna, or at the Bois du Caprice located at the exit of the village. There are also large tree-lined parks right next door, in the heart of downtown Caen, such as the Bird Hill or the Jardin des Plantes. Playgrounds and picnic areas will allow you to spend pleasant and peaceful days.
Sports enthusiasts will be delighted: go-karting, stand-up paddle, sand yachting, horseback riding, beach volleyball on the beach, longe côte or even cycling along the many cycle paths starting from the campsite, there is something for all tastes and all levels.
In Ouistreham, it is also the opportunity to take time for yourself: the thalasso therapy, accessible on foot from the campsite, will offer you a perfect moment of relaxation thanks to the different services offered: massage, beauty care, hydrojet, relaxation, and other treatments to escape from the hectic pace of your daily life.
D-Day 1944 – Numerous memorial sites nearby
History was made here in Normandy in June 1944. From the beaches of Calvados, the Allied forces decided to land to liberate the country. Many soldiers and civilians of all nationalities gave their lives so that we can live in peace today. Many sites bear witness to these actions and are now places of remembrance and visit. In Ouistreham, Bénouville (5 min), Caen (20 min), Arromanches (50 min) museums retrace the history of this dark period. The Caen Memorial is today the most visited and a must for anyone wishing to understand the origins of this world conflict.
Cemeteries have also been erected to pay tribute to all those who fell during the confrontation. The most emblematic of these is at Colleville-sur-Mer, the American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach. In Cambes-en-Plaine and Ver-sur-Mer, the Normandy Memorial Trust pays tribute to British soldiers and civilians from Normandy. Other sites are to be discovered in Calvados near your campsite Les Prairies de la Mer.
Our campsites in Normandy
Les Prairies de la Mer****